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can you get ringworm by elbow

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Skin lesion: This cannot possibly be diagnosed without being seen, and if necessary, biopsied. See a dermatologist, and in addition answers on healthtap aren't int ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Rashes: Are hard to diagnose without being seen. A rash in the inner elbow area could be eczema. You can try coconut oil or aveeno (oatmeal) lotion and see if ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Time to see doctor: It may not be ringworm. It is time to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation, as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without exami ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can look at rash: Rashes are hard to describe in words. A doctor has to look at a rash (video may suffice) to see what it might be. Very unusual rashes might need a ski ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rinworm: The term ringworm is a misnomer. The term comes from the outer red line that is curvy like a worm. Ringworm is more accurately called Tinea corporis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Round with edges: Ringworms have a characteristic appearance- they are round and have scaly edges. It is not a worm but a common fungal infection usually seen in groins ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
First diagnose: It may or may not be a superficial fungal infection, but in order to be certain it would have to be seen. Go have a dermatologist look at it and reco ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Give it time: Ringworm, which is actually a fungal infection, usually appears paler or darker than the surrounding skin. This is a normal part of the healing proce ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Good hand washing: Wash your hands well with warm soap & water. Then dry thoroughly.

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